The 12 Days of Christmas are not the 12 days before Christmas, as many people think. For most of the Western Church, the 12 days are from December 25 to January 6 (Epiphany, or the day observed as the day the Three Wise Men brought gifts to the infant Jesus). However, some cultures observe December
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Do you need a little Christmas? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered all our Christmas blog posts into one easy-to-find place (kind of like when you pile all the presents under the Christmas tree). As we get closer to the holiday we’ll add more and more articles here, so be sure to check back as we count down to Christmas Day.
It’s Christmas night. The midnight hour has chimed and I should be asleep, but I’m awake. I’m kept awake by one stunning thought. The world was different this week. It was temporarily transformed. The magical dust of Christmas glittered on the cheeks of humanity ever so briefly, reminding us of what is worth having and
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men! —Luke 2:13-14 (NKJV) “Les Anges dans nos Campagnes” was a French carol dating from the 1700s, which appeared in several different versions. It was published
You are the only Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, with all the stars. . . . The heavenly army worships you. —Nehemiah 9:6 ncv A few years ago, around Thanksgiving, some of the kids and I were coming home from their show-choir rehearsal. As we drove, we oohed and aahed about
“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:25 NIV). As we accept God’s grace in our broken lives, we begin to see how he uses our earthly and spiritual gifts to refresh others. This is the joy of grace flowing through thanksgiving of our gifts and then giving
In this video, author and pastor Max Lucado encourages us to “get suspicious” because even when times are dark and cold we have something to look forward to.
The Christmas season is my favorite time of year. Filled with family, food, Christmas lights, food, Christmas decorations, food, and Christmas music. Did I mention food? In the midst of the busyness, shopping, crowds, and activities let’s be sure to take some time to stop and reflect on why we celebrate Christmas. To my husband
This second week of Advent is all about love. It was love that brought Jesus to earth so that we could spend eternity with him. In this busy season, have you set aside moments to spend quality time with the One Who loves you? This entry from Jesus Calling, written as a love letter from
On that first Christmas, Truth incarnate didn’t need the world’s press. . . . No newspapers covered the story. No CNN®. No Internet. Yet God’s history-changing entrance into the world is still well remembered and celebrated centuries later. On that sleepy, star-spangled night, those angels peeled back the sky just like you would tear open